*Please Note* I do not lay any claim of originality to any of the content on this post. I am sure that everything here is something I've heard before. These are just some thoughts I had today during Mass:
-Bear each other gently, as Christ has gently bore you.
-Strive to say much with as few words as possible (a huge challenge for me).
-Find silence in the noise of each day. Let your mind quiet the world as Christ calmed the storm.
-If I speak carelessly about others, even in the confines of my mind, I make a scandal of Christ within me.
-It is a small wonder that we have such a crisis of faith in our world. If you didn't believe, would you want to be like the average Christian?
-One of our most powerful, and misused gifts is the gift of inquiry. If, knowing God, I ask a question, desiring Truth, I scrutinize God Himself, and our relationship can grow stronger. Still, I must accept that I may not be ready for the fullness of Truth on certain matters. Like the Israelites, I may have to wait for a time, so that God may prepare me for reception.
-To be called one with "common sense" is a compliment; to be called one with "common (ordinary) faith" is an insult. If I do not love Christ uncommonly, I am sure to fall into tepidness.